You Would Have Loved This

“You Would Have Loved This”

Single by Tarja Turunen

October 25, 2006



Universal Music

Tarja Turunen singles chronology

“Yhden Enkelin Unelma”
“You Would Have Loved This”
“I Walk Alone”

You Would Have Loved This is Tarja’s second solo single which is a dedication to her mother and predates the release of her Christmas album, Henkäys Ikuisuudesta. Five fans watched the making of the single after winning the promotion “Win a Day With Tarja Turunen”, made in the official web forum.[1] The single was released with only 1,000 copies,[2] that were sold out in the first selling week, taking the 5th place in the official Finnish parades, the highest position for a new music in the first week.[3]
“You Would Have Loved This” was recorded originally by Cori Connors to the album “Sleepy Little Town”. The music was written for Connors’ mother-in-law, Helen Roy Connors, who died in 1994. Tarja saw similarities with the lyrics, and decided to put on the album:

I found this song in America. The story in the lyrics fits this album perfectly. It’s about a big loss of a dear one. With this in mind, we tried an even more intimate version on the album than on the single. It has a very touching and beautiful melody.[4]

— Tarja Turunen, about the song


1 Track listing
2 Personnel
3 References
4 External links

Track listing[edit]

“You Would Have Loved This” (Radio version)
“Walking In The Air” (Classical version)
“You Would Have Loved This” (Single Version)


Tarja Turunen – Lead vocals
Esa Nieminen – Piano


^ “Win a day with Tarja Turunen”. 2006-08-09. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
^ “”You would have loved this” Finnish single became a collectors’ item!!”. November 9, 2006. Retrieved May 27, 2007. 
^ “Tarja- You Would Have Loved This on Finnish charts”. Hung Medien & eMedia Jungen. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
^ “Henkäys Ikuisuudesta Album.”. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Cori Connors explains the story behind the song on her personal blog
Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics




Rock albums

My Winter Storm
What Lies Beneath
Colours in the Dark
The Shadow Self

Classical albums

Henkäys Ikuisuudesta
Ave Maria – En Plein Air

Live albums

Act I : Live in Rosario
Live in Luna Park
Beauty and the Beat
Luna Park Ride